Pop Centric

Pop Centric

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Location London
Starting from £1673
24 Reviews

Pop Centric have devoted their lives to producing and performing music, and together they make a formidable team!

  • Highlights
  • London-based but available throughout the UK
  • Pre-programmed party playlist provided between live sets free of charge
  • Upgrade to a 7-piece line-up with added trumpet and trombone

Every guest commented on how amazing they were. Learnt one song especially for us and smashed it! Amazing support throughout the process. Absolutely rocked it on the night and made the party. Amazing value for money.

Rory, Oxfordshire


Pop Centric consistently deliver the consumate live performance experience, and with their repertoire of 100% classic party anthems, this band are guaranteed to delight audiences from all generations. The band was formed with the sole intent of playing live music for weddings, parties and events of all types - meaning you get a band with the experience and dedication to really bring the party!

Hard work and attention to detail give Pop Centric the sleek, nuanced sound that does justice to the music they perform. Every song is carefully chosen and unlike may other bands they pay close attention to the detail in the songs being played, which won't leave you feeling short changed. Pop Centric base song arrangements closely on recorded original versions but add their own spice to give the most exciting live performance of the song you could expect to hear.

Pop Centric understand how important it is not just to book a great sounding band for your event but also a professional outfit that can deliver when it matters. They will make sure that the music is highlight of your event, and also that everything will run smoothly for you, so that you'll have at least one less thing to worry about when you're organising the day.


1960's, 1970's & 1980's

  • Respect Aretha Franklin
  • I Want You Back Jackson Five
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours Stevie Wonder
  • Mr Big Stuff Jean Knight
  • Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
  • Moondance Van Morrison
  • Let It Be The Beatles
  • Lady Marmalade Labelle
  • Car Wash Rose Royce
  • Good Times Chic
  • Lost In Music Sister Sledge
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
  • Heart of Glass Blondie
  • One Step Beyond Madness
  • Rescue Me Fontella Bass
  • Twist & Shout The Beatles
  • Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
  • You’ve Got A Friend Carol King
  • Let’s Stay Together Al Green
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
  • I Feel Good James Brown
  • My Girl The Temptations
  • Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
  • Shout - The Isley Brothers
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • Upside Down Diana Ross
  • 1999 Prince
  • Billie Jean Michael Jackson
  • Holiday Madonna
  • Take Me With U Prince
  • Modern Love David Bowie
  • The Love Cats The Cure
  • Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
  • Careless Whisper George Michael
  • It Must Be Love Madness
  • Fairytale Of New York The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl
  • The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
  • It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • Best Of My Love - Emotions
  • Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
  • September - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Don't Stop Believing - Journey
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

1990's, 2010's & 2020's

  • Groove Is In The Heart DeeeLite
  • You Got The Love The Source / Candi Staton / Florence & the Machine
  • Independent Women Part 1 Destiny's Child
  • Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) Spiller (ft. Sophie Ellis Bextor)
  • Can't Get You Out Of My Head Kylie Minogue
  • Toxic Britney Spears
  • Crazy In Love Beyonce
  • 1 Thing Amerie
  • Crazy Gnarls Barkley
  • Valerie Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
  • Mercy Duffy
  • American Boy Estelle
  • Price Tag Jessie J
  • I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
  • She's So Lovely Scouting for Girls
  • Forget You CeeLo Green
  • Poker Face LadyGag
  • Get Lucky Daft Punk
  • Waiting All Night Rudimental
  • Happy Pharrell Williams
  • Firework Katy Perry
  • Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Domino - Jessie J
  • Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars
  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
  • Hey Ho - The Lumineers
  • Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
  • Ruby - The Kaiser Chiefs
  • Love Is An Open Door - Frozen Soundtrack
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne
  • Want To Want Me - Haim
  • If I Could Change Your Mind - Haim
  • You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
  • All about that bass - Meghan Trainor
  • Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
  • Be My baby - The Ronettes
  • Solid As A Rock - Ella Fitzgerald
  • My Guy - Mary Wells
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Amsterdam - Nothing But The Thieves
  • Don’t Stop Me Know - Queen
  • I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
  • Yellow - Cold Play
  • Far Away - Nickleback 
  • Human - Killers 
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller 
  • Paradise - George Ezra
  • Copacabana - Barry Manilow
  • Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
  • L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole 
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Franki Valli
  • Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
  • Sun Don’t Shine - Klangarussell
  • Where Is My Mind - The Pixies 
  • Never Too Much - Luther Vandross 
  • Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush
  • Sugar - Maroon 5
  • We Found Love - Rihanna/Calvin
  • Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Wake Me Up - Avici
  • Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
  • Show Me Love - Robin S
  • Don’t Call Me Baby - Madison Av
  • Praise You - Fat Boy
  • Baby One More Time - Britney
  • Good As Hell - Lizzo
  • Just Got Paid - Ella Eyre
  • Came Here for Love - Ella Eyre
  • Juice - Lizzo
  • Giant - Rag N Bone Man
  • One Kiss - Dua Lipa
  • Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa

Acoustic & Jazz 

  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Moon River - Henry Mancini
  • Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • Fever - Peggy Lee
  • Careless Whisper - George Michael
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • You've Got A Friend - Carol King
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
  • How Long will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Hey Ho - The Lumineers
  • Summertime - George Gershwin
  • Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
  • More Than Words - Extreme
  • Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Ingrid Michaelson
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
  • Night And Day - Cole Porter
  • Wade In The Water - Eva Cassidy
  • Stay - Sam Smith
  • Latch - Sam Smith
  • Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne
  • Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
  • If I Could Change Your Mind - Haim

Christmas Songs

  • Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue
  • Last Christmas - Wham
  • Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues Ft Kirtsy MacColl
  • All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
  • Winter Wonderland - Bernard/Smith
  • Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

Standard 5 piece Band

  • Lead Vocals
  • Bass / Lead & Backing Vocals
  • Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Drums
  • Saxophone & Keyboards

Additional Line Up Options

  • Pop Centric also offer a 7 piece option with Trumpet & Trombone (additional charge)
  • Pop Centric also offer a budget busting 4 piece line up - limited set list - please enquire.
  • Pop Centric also offer an acoustic trio combining Piano / Saxophone with Guitar and Female Vocals, ideal accompaniment during dinner / receptions (additional charge).

24 Reviews

Top reviews


Event: Anniversary
Location: London

I cannot thank the band enough for their spectacular contribution to my parents 40th wedding anniversary celebration. Every guest remarked how wonderful their performance was and I did not notice one person who was not singing and or dancing along to the songs. They surpassed our expectations without a doubt and made the occasion special and memorable. I would book them again on a heartbeat.

Clifford & Verona

Event: Anniversary
Location: London

I needed to write to thank the band so much for playing at our 25th Anniversary party on Saturday. Quite simply you were amazing. I had a strong suspicion that you guys would be excellent but cannot believe how entirely ideal you were for us. Performance dynamic, musicianship so skilled, track list perfection. And Amy: enthralling! Our guests were full of praise. Verona and I felt privileged to have you entertain us, stunned that you even had a slot for us in your schedule. We must be blessed. Much love to you, Amy and the rest of the band.. Thank you.


Event: Wedding
Location: Hampshire

Thanks so much to you and the band for such a wonderful evening - we had a fantastic time and all of our guests commented on how great they thought you all were!! Thank you also for your patience and flexibility, glad to hear you guys also enjoyed it. The band were amazing - we really loved their performance. The first dance song was done incredibly and the rest of the sets were amazing, really lively & fun. Our guests all commented on how great the band was


Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire

Every guest commented on how amazing they were. Learnt one song especially for us and smashed it! Amazing support throughout the process. Absolutely rocked it on the night and made the party. Amazing value for money.


Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire

Pop Centric were an outstanding band to have at our wedding. They brought enthusiasm, excellent performance and brilliant music to the evening, and made the day finish perfectly. The musicians all played brilliantly and the singer had a wonderful voice which seemed to work well with any song she sang. They were also very professional and personable to work with. All of our guests praised their performance and asked us where we found such a great band. They were the best band we could find on the website - their ablities were clearly superior to the other options.

An Thanh Ngo

Event: Wedding
Location: Warwickshire

Pop Centric are an absolutely fantastic band. We can't praise them highly enough for their level of professionalism and of course for providing such memorable music on the night of our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night and we have received nothing but compliments for the band from our guests since the big day. Their rendition of N-Trance "Set you free" as our first dance is one of the highlights of the wedding for us!

Emily & Will

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire

Will and I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a very big thank you for the amazing performance you and the band put together for us on Thursday for our wedding! We were honestly so so pleased, you completely surpassed our expectations and we were really blown away! So many people commented to us in the evening and the next day on how amazing the music was, which shows the credit of your fab performance! Thank you so much again


Event: Wedding
Location: Oxfordshire

From the minute we booked them until the last song at our wedding, Pop Centric were incredible. They were excellent value for money but in hindsight we would have been prepared to have paid 10 times more for them because they were so good. All our guests loved the variety and the enthusiasm they performed with. Loved them


Event: Wedding
Location: London

I could not recommend Pop Centric highly enough ? we were aware that booking a band without seeing them play live was risky but this band more than lived up to our expectations and made our wedding reception so much fun. We had lots of compliments from our guests and loved the fact that we were able to pick our favourite songs which were performed so wonderfully by the band. Paul was so friendly and easy to work with in the lead up to our wedding which also really helped. Our only regret was that we had the band for a 2 hour set and not a 3 hour set!


Event: Wedding
Location: London

We could not have been more pleased with our decision to choose Pop Centric for our wedding. They have been extremely professional from the initial meeting to the performance on the night. They accommodated all of our requests, with changes to the timings of the set, and managed to perform amazingly in a relatively small room. The performance itself was outstanding, with several of our guests commenting even days later how good the band had been, and they had everyone on the dance floor which is exactly what we were hoping for. They are also punctual, and extremely accessible, responding promptly to emails. I would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and family.


Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey

A HUGE HUGE thank you for everything on Saturday, you guys absolutely rocked!! The dance floor was full all and very merry! Sorry I didn't have a chance to properly chat to you, but just thought you guys were amazing. Thank you for making it so easy to deal with you guys in terms of playlists, editing first dances etc. And thanks for your patience on the day with timings, I wish we could have gone on and on, I just don't know where the time went. Thank you for everything


Event: Wedding
Location: Wrexham

The band performed at our wedding reception last Saturday and they were fantastic. They set up seamlessly, were friendly and professional and gave a wonderful performance. Many guests commented on how good they were and we thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Thank you!


Event: Wedding
Location: West Sussex

A huge thank you for your performance on our wedding day. You were absolutely brilliant! Greg and I had the most amazing time on the dance floor and lots of our guests commented on how great the band was.


Event: Wedding
Location: London

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for last night - you guys were absolutely amazing! You got everyone dancing constantly, everyone loved it. The whole experience has been fantastic from the moment of booking to the performance. You were super accommodating when we were running behind schedule, took it all in your stride.


Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire

We hired the band for our wedding day, and honestly couldn't sing their praises any higher. We paid for the additional brass section and also for the photo booth service they provided. Both were absolutely worth the money, and added real value to our day. Paul was a real pleasure and always contactable in the build up to the wedding. He accommodated our requests and was always super quick to respond to any queries we had. On the day, they were extremely discreet in the set-up and brought real energy to their set. The second set (after all the guests had had a few more beverages?) kept the dance floor filled, and the band's sound was honestly impeccable. The lead singer was ridiculously good (I can't stress this enough), and the rest of the band provided an absolutely flawless accompaniment. The song banks they crafted were meticulously put together allowing for seamless transitions through songs.


Event: Wedding
Location: Essex

Great Band, highly recommended prior to the event the band got in contact and everything was covered, great communication. On the day, everything was setup and ready to go (without any of our intervention) they covered everything with the venue and made our life very easy. The performance was fantastic and very professional, they were engaging with the audience, and all our guests had nothing but good things to say about them. When we asked them to get the party started for the 2nd set they surely delivered, and the dance floor was filled. They completed everything to our specification and accommodated for any changes we made.


Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire

Booked Pop Centric for our office winter party. Paul helped organise everything, and was extremely quick to reply to any messages/queries. On the day the band made sure everything was in place for when guests arrived, and were able to read the room well as to what music should be played. They were very professional, punctual and organised themselves well with little input from ourselves. The musicians were great and performed to a high standard! Would definitely recommend them for any event if you want a high quality performance to run smoothly!


Event: Corporate
Location: London

AMAZING! Completely got the crowd going and got everyone involved! They are so much better in real life! Wicked band and I want to use them again for future events! Would highly recommend, for weddings, staff events or anything with a good celebration!


Event: Wedding
Location: London

Pop Centric were every bit as good as their demo videos. Very high musical standards and tight arrangements of the greatest tunes, they kept everyone dancing on their feet all night. The compliments of how good they are kept coming all evening, we were very impressed and very pleased to have them as the main focus of evening entertainment for our wedding. The band had clear communication throughout the booking process and were very responsive to all of our queries.


Event: Wedding
Location: London

Wow! Do not hesitate to book Paul and his band; They made our wedding party; everyone kept talking about how great they were! They got and kept all generations on the dance floor and our only regret was that the night had to end. Thank you Pop Centric you were brilliant - we would highly recommend to anyone; fabulous!


Event: Corporate
Location: London

What a truly wonderful experience to have Pop Centric along at our event! We requested quite last minute as we were let down by another group, but Paul and the team were quick at responding and getting to understand our unique event. Bringing together nearly 300 elderly and vulnerable people on Christmas Day was a huge undertaking and without Pop Centric I'm not sure if we would have managed to capture the same joyful, festive spirit of the day. We've had nothing but wonderful feedback from all our guests and we hope to see them again in the future. If you're on the fence about hiring them, please don't hesitate. They're simply a joy to work with.

Bill Telford

Event: Private Party
Location: Birmingham

Thank you to all of you for a brilliant evening! Absolutely fantastic! Really enjoyed all the tunes - the old favourites and the new grooves. I would thoroughly recommend you guys to anyone. You are a class act! Best of luck for all your gigs!

Huygen van Steen

Event: Wedding
Location: Norfolk

Britain's got talent! That was one of many positive comments we received about Pop Centric after our wedding on 6 June 2015. It was one hell of a party with this band. They brought an unexpected level of professionalism and quality. Paul the band manager was incredibly accommodating to all of our needs. The band was fantastic! We created a festival and they came to perform as our headliner. Beautiful lead singer Amy stole the show with her looks and amazing voice. Many guests stayed and watched as she helped her colleagues disconnect cables after their performance. I have to thank the whole band for allowing us (bride and groom) and guests (one of which grabbed the mic at one stage) go completely crazy during the party. Their performance of 'Waiting all Night' by Rudimental is fast becoming the theme song of our wedding! I could keep going on for a while, but I think you got the gist: 5 out of 5 for sure.

Karen Edge

Event: Private Party
Location: London

Pop Centric performed at my significant birthday party and I was delighted with every aspect of their performance. The sound was great, they looked great and everybody was up dancing without any prompting. What was so comforting for me personally was that I felt absolutely at ease with Paul’s professionalism and responsible management of the musical entertainment from the moment we made the booking to the dismantling at the end of the night. I think that when you have so much else to cater for at an event of your own, it is so helpful to have the level of reassurance that was offered and I was always able to get in contact whenever I needed to. This band were fantastic and I recommend them to everyone I meet!


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £1797
    • Norfolk £1797
    • Norwich £1797
    • Suffolk £1797
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1921
    • Leicestershire £1921
    • Lincolnshire £1921
    • Northamptonshire £1921
    • Nottinghamshire £1921
    • Rutland £1921
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £2480
    • Rest of the world £3720
    North East
    • Durham £1984
    • East Yorkshire £1984
    • Leeds £1984
    • North Yorkshire £1984
    • Northumberland £1984
    • South Yorkshire £1984
    • Tyne and Wear £1984
    • West Yorkshire £1984
    • Yorkshire £1984
    North West
    • Cheshire £2045
    • Cumbria £2045
    • Lancashire £2045
    • Liverpool £2045
    • Manchester £2045
    • Merseyside £2045
    • Aberdeen £2480
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1673
    • Berkshire £1673
    • Buckinghamshire £1673
    • East Sussex £1673
    • Essex £1673
    • Hampshire £1797
    • Hertfordshire £1673
    • Isle of Wight £2480
    • Kent £1673
    • London £1673
    • Middlesex £1673
    • Oxfordshire £1797
    • Surrey £1797
    • Sussex £1673
    • West Sussex £1797
    South West
    • Bath £1860
    • Bristol £1860
    • Cornwall £2232
    • Devon £2232
    • Dorset £1798
    • Somerset £2232
    • Wiltshire £2108
    • Anglesey £2108
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1933
    • Gloucestershire £1797
    • Herefordshire £1921
    • Shropshire £1797
    • Staffordshire £1797
    • Warwickshire £1797
    • Worcestershire £1797

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    How long do you play for?
    We typically provide 2hrs of live music, split into 2 x 1 hour sets, but other permutations can be arranged.

    How much time do you take to set up?
    We ideally need 1.5 hours to set up and sound-check. We will need space to work during this time, and it will be necessary for us to make some noise towards the end of this time (usually for the last 20 minutes or so). If the room where we'll be playing is busy before we're scheduled to play (e.g. for dinner & speeches, etc.), we'll be more than happy to arrive early and set-up before that activity begins (additonal fees apply). We'll also need sufficient time to load in our equipment. Especially where access into the venue and/or performance area is difficult (lot of lifts and stairs & long carrying distances, etc.), it's worth factoring this in to the schedule separately.

    How much space do you need?
    A minimum of 4m x 3m performance area - 5 piece (5m X 3m - 7 piece). Either on a stage or at ground level. We also need access to at least 2 x 240 volt plug sockets.

    Do you have all your own equipment?
    Yes. The client does not need to provide any equipment for us whatsoever.

    Do you have public liability insurance?
    Yes. We are covered for £5 million. A copy of the policy can be provided on request.

    What other requirements do you have?
    We require a room to change costume and store our belongings if at all possible! Food and drink must be provided unless agreed in advance. Typically a hot meal for evening events, sandwiches etc. for daytime shows and soft drinks throughout (including bottled water during our performance). We need car parking spaces for 2 vehicles (if there is no public parking available), and access to load / unload our equipment beside the venue.

    Can I come and see you perform before I make a booking?
    We would be delighted for you to come and see us, however the majority of our performances are private (weddings, birthday parties, corporate events) and of course we generally can't offer open invitations to these events. We do play occasional public shows though, usually in London, so please get in touch and find out if there are any scheduled.

    What happens if one of the band is unwell?
    At Pop Centric we are aware that our performance is an essential part of your evening, and like any professional operation we have a professional replacement member for each band member, in case of illness or any other unfortunate circumstance that night prevent one of us from performing. The show must go on!

    How far will you travel?
    We are based in London, and we are happy to travel anywhere in the world to play, as long as we can cover the cost and time of the journey.

    When will you arrive?
    This will depend on the schedule of your event. We need enough time to unload our equipment and park our vehicles, and approximately 2 hours with access to the performance area to set up and soundcheck. So this might mean we can arrive 2 and a half hours before our performance time, or it may be necessary to arrive earlier in order to get access to the performance space at a convenient time for you. We are happy to arrive as early as necessary in order to make sure everything runs smoothly.

    Do you play music in the break?
    Our bassist Raphael is an experienced party DJ, and can programme an appropriate playlist to suit the mood to play through our sound system before and between sets. You're also welcome to provide your own CDs or playlists. We can also offer the services of a professional DJ who works with us regularly, subject to arrangement / fees. If you've already arranged your own DJ, no problem, we'll happily work together with them to make sure the entertainment runs to perfection.

    Can I choose what you play?
    We pride ourselves upon seamless transitions between songs, and the set-lists we provide have been structured to maximize the effect of the overall performance. For this reason we recommend you leaving us to what we know best, and letting us suggest an appropriate set list for your particular event, based on the information you've given us. This is not to say that you can’t request favourite songs from our repertoire and remove some that you don’t like. We're also happy to learn a song which isn't in our repertoire, such as a 'first dance' request for a wedding, or a favourite song for the birthday girl/boy or guest of honour. We will need some notice if you require us to learn a new song though, to make sure that we can get it to our usual standard of excellence in time!

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